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2014 NSCA/GIO Workers Compensation
National Safety Awards of Excellence
Celebrate your Safety Heroes
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Early April 2014
6 July 2014
July to August 2014
Awards presentation lunch:
15 October 2014
Jones Bay Wharf, Piers 19-21 Upper Deck
26-32 Pirrama Road, Pyrmont NSW 2009
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Best Continuous Improvement of a WHS
Best Solution of a WHS Risk...............................................8
Best WHS Training Program................................................9
Best Communication of a Safety Message.......................10
Best Individual WHS Achievement....................................11
Best Safety Leadership Program/Initiative........................12
Best Health and Wellbeing Program.................................13
GIO Workers Compensation Award for
Excellence in WHS............................................................14
NSCA Member of the Year................................................14
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The NSCA is Australia’s only
national, independent body promoting
excellence in safety in the workplace.
Accordingly, the National Safety
Awards of Excellence, now in their
22nd year, is Australia’s premier
safety awards program celebrating
organisations and people that recognise
WHS as a cornerstone of elite business
Whilst your Safety Heroes are leading the charge in
best practice in safety, the benefits of maintaining this
focus and ‘breaking new ground’ are far reaching for
organisations and individuals. These benefits are not
limited to health and safety personnel but have positive
• Human Resources
• Business Development
• General Management
In summary, the Awards are a celebration of Best Practice,
Best People and Best Performance.
Here are just a few reasons to get involved…
• Raise the profile of your organisation and people
in a national forum
• Share specialist knowledge and network with
• Great opportunity to review and re-assess your
health and safety objectives and benchmark
against industry leaders
• Achieve broad reaching recognition
• Enhance your recognition as an Employer of Choice
• Leverage your Award winning credibility to attract,
retain and motivate employees
• Create a loyal and passionate workforce
• Encourage innovation and improvement amongst
• Utilise your Award winning status to enhance
• Enjoy the support of the NSCA in marketing
• Benefit from your focus on safety to increase
productivity and generate sustainable competitive
• Develop your reputation as a leader and good
We encourage individuals and organisations, regardless
of industry or organisational size, to get involved and
to benefit from that involvement. We want to share your
safety story with Australia.
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2013 Awards Winners
I would strongly encourage other businesses/
individuals to enter the awards. They help to
showcase safety talent in a diverse range of
industries, and being a winner (or even a finalist)
helps to raise your profile, with recognition from
highly regarded safety professionals across
Health and Safety Compliance Coordinator
Royal Automobile Club of Western Australia (Inc.)
Winner of Category 5: Best Individual
Barwon Water Alliance
Winner of Category 1: Best Continuous
Improvement of a WHS Management System; and
Overall Winner: Award of Excellence in WHS
Being recognised by our industry peers has
given the entire team validation that the hard
work everyone has put into building and
maintaining our strong safety culture has been
worthwhile. We found the simple process of just
documenting our safety journey was a powerful
and energising output for our team and the fact
we actually won an award was just icing on the
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2013 Awards Ceremony
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Australia is truly the lucky country in
that everyday our millions of workers
return home safely to their families. We
must not take for granted the hard work
and dedication taking place behind the
scenes in providing safe workplaces. I
urge you to celebrate the heroes that
contribute to the health, safety and
wellbeing of your employees and the
continuous improvement of safety in
your business performance.
Regardless of whether your safety initiative is big or small,
if it’s making a positive difference to workplace safety and
culture, we want to hear about it. With eight safety awards
on offer now is the chance to recognise your safety
heroes, build your brand and reputation and showcase
your thought leadership and commitment to the work
health and safety industry.
We are delighted to have GIO Workers Compensation as
the Major Sponsor again this year as well as the ongoing
support of the category sponsors Ansell Healthcare,
Brookfield Multiplex Constructions, ManpowerGroup,
Queensland Rail, Pro-Visual Publishing, Safe Work
Australia and Stowe Australia.
I am proud to open the 2014 NSCA National Safety
Awards of Excellence to all Australian organisations and
individuals and strongly encourage you to enter and use
the process both as an opportunity to do a health check
on your business and to leverage off the national profile
the Awards offer to entrants.
NSCA CEO & Managing Director
Best Continuous Improvement of a WHS Management System
This category requires you to describe an improvement you have made to your WHS/OHS
management system and the effect it has had on your staff and business. Finalists of this
category must demonstrate that the improvement is part of an on-going process.
Examples of improvements could include new ways of integrating with other organisational
systems and incorporating change management, managing new and emerging risks and
upgrading compliance systems.
For entry into this category your submission must answer
1. Why did you need to improve your WHS/OHS
2. How did you improve your WHS/OHS Management
3. What barriers were encountered during the process?
4. What was the timeframe involved?
5. What was the effect of the improvement?
6. Is the improvement and its effect sustainable?
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Best Solution of a WHS Risk
Nominations and awards will be split into the following two groups and judged accordingly:
A. Small business: 1-50 employees
B: Medium to large business: 50+ employees
This category requires you to describe an innovative solution to an identified WHS/OHS risk
or issue. It can be a newly identified risk or issue (due to a change in work activities etc.) or it
can be a risk or issue previously identified with a new solution that has been implemented.
Finalists in this category must demonstrate that their solution is innovative, proven to work
in an organisation (showing evidence eg. testimonials, photos, reports), has demonstrated a
return on investment and significantly eliminates a workplace risk.
For entry into this category your submission must answer
1. Describe the WHS/OHS risk.
2. What was the innovative solution that you
3. How did you implement the solution?
4. What barriers/problems were encountered during the
implementation of the solution/change?
5. What was the timeframe involved?
6. What was the effect of the solution?
7. Is the solution and its effect sustainable?
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Best WHS Training Program
This category requires you to describe an innovative WHS/OHS training program that has
been implemented in your organisation. The training program can be one-off or ongoing.
Finalists of this category must demonstrate that their training program has led to sustainable
improvement in workplace behaviour/performance/processes.